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Month: January, 2017

Wikileaks and NASA

What must be said about Wikileaks, they are fair. They Post climate change data while the new Trump administration is a non-believer. This clearly shows shows their neutrality. Saving data wherever…

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Wikileaks and NASA

What must be said about Wikileaks, they are fair. They Post climate change data while the new Trump administration is a non-believer. This clearly shows shows their neutrality.

Saving data wherever you stand on the matter is a good thing, This blog was established with the same thinking in mind.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wikileaks-environmental-protection-agency-climate-change-data-donald-trump-adminstration-website/

National Parks and NASA ‘Resistance’ launches on Twitter
Commentary: After the official Badlands National Park Twitter account is stopped from tweeting climate change facts, self-styled employees create a new, rogue account. The idea spreads.

https://www.cnet.com/news/national-parks-and-nasa-resistance-launches-on-twitter/

But this is just the start
Lock into this page, we are off for a wild ride.

Russian Engines the RD-180

The RD-180 use by ULA for the Atlas V launcher. Blog post updated

Source: Russian Engines the RD-180

NASA needs Russia

Updated story with Washington Post article.

Source: NASA needs Russia

NOTAM’s must be respected !

What are NOTAMs and why must they be respected?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NOTAM

Not a lawyer but believe this is key.  “location that could affect the safety of the flight.“

January 19, 2017 was a very special day for launching a very special satellite

The next satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California, satellite manufacturing facility prior to its scheduled 2016 launch. SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is the latest addition to a family of satellites that delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers.
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/sbirs.html

The NOTAM’s were fully expressed per law by the authorities

These are keep out zones

This launched was scrubbed (cancelled) because the NOTAM’s were NOT respected.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40422.msg1632814#msg1632814

This is not the first time rocket launches have been halted. One NASA Orb-3 mission for the ISS on a contracted Orbital Antares rocket had to be canceled. The launch of the Orb-3 mission was scrubbed due to safety concerns of a sailboat entering the exclusion zone less than ten minutes before launch.
https://savenasablog.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/nasa-commercial-cargo-program/

NOTAM’s must be respected.

Obama gifts Putin 1 Billion NASA tax dollars.

This comes from the NASA site “a-journey-of-eight-years”

How can a non operational program “allow us to continue to reach low-earth orbit” ? The Obama Administration has made Blackmail with Russia possible. See posting.. “We are subject to blackmail from the Russians”

https://savenasablog.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/obamas-space-gamble/

more info
Commercial Crew and Cargo Program (link above)

https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/index.html

John McCain (paraphrasing) has clearly stated any monies sent to Russia would go into Putin and his cronies hands. See

https://savenasablog.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/russian-engines-the-rd-180/

Administrator Bolden has clearly stated that If Congress provides the funding for Commercial Crew Program no more funds would be sent for seats on the Russian Soyuz.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?318537-1/fy2015-nasa-budget

Congress did its job, and the Obama Administration failed in its duty and management of the Commercial Crew Program.   This failure caused a slip in the schedule, and cost overruns when just shy of 500 million went to Russia for transport seats to the ISS.

This is clearly stated by the OIG materials located here:

https://savenasablog.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/nasa-commercial-crew-program/

Now the same failure returns and another round of transport purchases from Russia is needed.

http://nasawatch.com/archives/2017/01/nasa-uses-bait.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nasawatch%2FAekt+%2ASA+W8Natch%29

NASA needs Russia

As I update written but unposted materials for this blog site we find everywhere that Russia is being trashed again. We had many months of this, and then returned to normal. Now matters are worse a…

Source: NASA needs Russia

1/14/17 SpaceX Return to Flight

It matters to NASA !! Today SpaceX hopes a Return to Flight after the fuel loading operation had an explosion Side Point: If you enjoy the great video you might like to donate to http://www.USLaunchReport…

Source: 1/14/17 SpaceX Return to Flight

NASA Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s Management of its Commercial Crew Program – November 2013 NASA …

Source: NASA Commercial Crew Program

NASA Commercial Crew Program

The text and story was written long ago, but more information has come to light, and some rework needs to be done.

NASA’s Management of its Commercial Crew Program – November 2013
NASA Inspector General Paul Martin issued a report examining NASA’s efforts to partner with private industry to develop a “commercial crew” capability to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station.

https://oig.nasa.gov/audits/reports/FY14/IG-14-001.pdf

Quick note: NASA procurement of seats from Russia were 70 million dollars each.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: Update on Development and Certification Efforts
The Office of Inspector General evaluated the status of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program under which private U.S. companies will transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

September 1,2016 Report

https://oig.nasa.gov/audits/reports/FY16/IG-16-028.pdf

Quick note: NASA procurement of seats from Russia were increased to over 80 million dollars each.